Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Modjeski, Ralph 1861-1940
2.33 cu. ft. : 8 boxes
The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company operated in the midwestern U.S. It started out as the Aurora Branch Railroad in 1848 and with the planning of more tracks and more routes changed its name around the turn of the 20th century, to the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad.
The photographic images in this collection are largely of railway bridge constuction and other properties owned by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company at the turn of the twentieth century. Images are of two distinct projects (mostly construction) taken in and around the St. Louis, Missouris area (1890-1900): of a bridge project (name and location unknown) spanning 1902-1903; and of the construction of the Metropolis Bridge (which crosses the Ohio River at Metropolis, Illinois, about 12 miles south of Paducah, Kentucky) between 1914-1915, the last for which Ralph Modjeski originally served as consultant engineer and then as chief civil engineer of construction. There are also negatives of unidentified bridge construction.
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Negatives, 1890-1915, undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Railroads--Buildings and structures
2007.3144 (NMAH Acc.)
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